Saturday, October 29, 2016

1943 - STAGEDOOR CANTEEN - another rally the homefront revue

If you've seen Hollywood Canteen you've seen this film.  This is I guess the east coast version of that film.

Once again celebrities and stars assembly at a World War 2 nightclub to entertain the troops before they are shipped overseas.  The interest here (if there is any interest) is that these are most Broadway and east coast actors and performers.

The featured list of performers to name a few is as follows:

 Edgar Bergan, Katherine Cornell, Gracie Fields, Katherine Hepburn, George Jessel, Gypsy Rose Lee, Yehudi Menuhin, Ethel Merman, Ethel Waters, and Ed Wynn to name just a few.  As the years roll along most of them are or will be forgotten.

This film is mostly for film history.  Probably most people won't have the remotest idea of what this is all about or why these people were a big deal in the 1940's. 

132 minutes.

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